Art of Manliness
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  1. Moe
    February 24, 2011 - 12:58 pm

    I love his views on skim milk, I share the same views…to be avoided

    and I love me some Duke Silver!

    but seriously, Ron is the best character on that show, Nick Offerman is the king of deadpan comedy

  2. Michael
    February 24, 2011 - 1:04 pm

    My favorite Swansonisms is probably that he thinks child labor laws are ruining this country.
    Second favorite is probably that Ron’s love of woodworking was based on Nick Offerman’s love of woodworking and the quotation from Nick Offerman explaining that when the writers of the show made a visit to his shop ”They were bewitched as all who visit must be.”
    Third is the bacon wrapped turkey leg named The Swanson after he insisted the vendors selling turkey legs wrap them in bacon.

  3. andyinsdca
    February 24, 2011 - 1:11 pm

    I love it. And, note at the top, his description of honor – if you need it defined, you don’t have it. Here’s a larger (more readable) version of the whole pyramid
    http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/12/09/arts/pyramid/pyramid-jumbo.jpg

  4. Nick Welch
    February 24, 2011 - 1:20 pm

    these are probably my favorites. plus I just found a facebook page called “Ron Swanson Is My Professional Role Model” http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ron-Swanson-is-My-Professional-Role-Model/125110244167268

    “It’s a 16-ounce T-bone and a 24-ounce Porterhouse. Also, whiskey and a cigar. I am going to consume all of this at once because I am a free American.”

    ‎”Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Don’t teach the man to fish, and you feed yourself. He’s a grown man. Fishing’s not that hard.”

  5. Drew
    February 24, 2011 - 2:03 pm

    Greatness itself: the best revenge!

  6. John
    February 24, 2011 - 3:32 pm

    ‎”Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day… Don’t teach a man to fish, and you feed yourself. He’s a grown man, fishing’s not that hard.”
    -Ron Swanson

    ‎”My idea of a perfect government is one guy who sits in a small room at a desk, and the only thing he’s allowed to decide is who to nuke. The man is chosen based on some kind of IQ test, and maybe some kind of physical tournament, like a decathlon. And women are brought to him, maybe. When he desires them.”
    -Ron Swanson

  7. Gdub
    February 24, 2011 - 7:06 pm

    In reference to the burrito:

    “It’s a whole new meat delivery system!”

  8. Matt
    February 24, 2011 - 7:38 pm

    “I’m an official member of a task force dedicated to slashing the city budget. Just saying that gave me a semi.”

    “It’s the same liberty that gives me the right to fart in my own car. Are you going to tell a man that he can’t fart in his own car?”

  9. Zachariah
    February 25, 2011 - 3:26 pm

    There are so many nuggets…

    “Fish, it’s practically a vegetable.”

    “It’s art. Anything is anything.”

    “You had me at meat tornado.”

    “I once worked with a guy for three years and never learned his name. Best friend I ever had. We still never talk sometimes.”

    I especially love his views on breakfast foods, buffets, bacon, and brunettes.

  10. Richard Kern
    February 26, 2011 - 9:43 pm
  11. Mark LaMontagne
    March 3, 2011 - 6:33 am

    More advice, crisp clear and concise:
    The Most interesting man in the world on…
    rollerblading:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfKTDMEoC88
    careers:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNYHoI47fw0&NR=1

  12. Chris
    March 5, 2011 - 10:23 am

    I’ve never watched this show, but I think I need to.

  13. Josh
    March 21, 2011 - 7:26 am

    “There’s no shame in going for a criminals beanbag.”

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